Saturday, March 28, 2009

We're going Down Town!

Yesterday, when it was nice and warm, I took the boys and one of their friends to the Museum of Discovery. It is located in Downtown Little Rock. Here are some of the pictures I took while we were walking around.
We actually have trolley cars in the City.
This is a statue located in the square at River Front Park. The Farmer's Market is just behind it.

This little boy in the statue looked somewhat like my boys. I found it interesting.

This old English phone booth is just outside a little pub called The Underground Pub. They brew their own beer here and they have really good pizza. Nothing goes together quite as well as Pizza and Beer. Except maybe butter and popcorn. The phone booth reminds me of Harry Potter.

Here's my stinking kids and their friend. As you could see, mine were being difficult and would not smile.

This is just a picture of President Clinton Ave. If you continue walking in that direction, you will run right into the Clinton Library.

These two pics were taken inside the museum. The kids had a blast there. The museum has tons of things to do. And the hands on activities teaches the kids about electricity, how phones work, ect. It was a lot of fun.

Afterwards, we met a friend of mine at The Olive Garden and had lunch. All in all, it was an exhausting day.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I'm a regular sketch artist.

I was on the phone with Blottie the other night and this is what I doodled while I talked to her. Don't ask me. I have no idea what it is.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring Is In The Air

Some wild flowers growing in a neighbor's yard.

I know some of you are still gripped by winter, therefore, I thought I would share with you some photo's of spring time in Arkansas. I took most of these photo's from my front yard today and a couple from a few houses around in our neighborhood. I hope you enjoy!

Although the grass is still brown, if you look closely, little tufts of green are trying to poke through. Plus, it's 7pm and Nathan is in shorts and a tee shirt. The weather is Divine.

This is a little glazed clay house that I have in my front garden. I made this in art class when I was in the fifth grade. I think it would be considered an antique now because that was at least 25 years ago.

This is a frog statue that sits and enjoys the view of my front garden. The boys and I love frogs.

Forrest and I love sunsets. He pointed this one out to me and told me that we needed to get a picture of it. We both thought it was breathtaking. Don't you agree?

You can tell that summertime is just around the corner. The kids are out riding their bikes around the neighborhood. The three of us rode ours a mile this afternoon. It was a lot of fun, but a lot of hard work too. At one point I was wondering what the hell was I thinking. That was when I was cycling up a hill.

Nathan likes to improve with toys. Here he has created a machine gun out of a hot wheels battery. Kids and their imaginations are such a wonderful combination!

The Bradford Pear trees are in bloom. The flowers are easy on the eyes, but terrible for my sinuses. But they still smell heavenly, even if it makes me sneeze.

My creeping flox is trying to show it's face.

This is the only cat I have. I took this photo for Suzanne.

Nathan bought the huge silk sunflower last year with his allowance money. It has been a staple in our front garden ever since.

My fake stone lying in a bed of ground cover and weeds.

More of my beloved frogs.

More pictures of the sunset, as it slipped towards the horizon.

And last but not least, my beautiful flowering shrubs. I have not a clue what it is called. But it is fabulous. Suze, could you help a sister out and name this shrub?

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Winner's Circle!!!

Well, I didn't win Leah's socks, but I did win this.

Cinnamon was the lovely blogger that was kind enough to bestow this wonderful award upon me. I just love visiting her blog because she always had great thought provoking posts and wonderful photos.
But I live in a household of winners. The boys played their 2nd flag football game this afternoon and they WON!!!!!! The final score was 40 to 29. We are all totally stoked about winning. The victory was especially special because Dad got to go see it too! The boys have improved so much from their first game. They lost that one 6 to 40. Forrest was excited because the coach has developed an offensive play around him. He does a cartwheel on the field to draw attention to himself while one of his teammates runs down the field with the ball. It worked very well both times they ran it. Forrest loves to do cartwheels!

So back to the Lemonade Award. I am suppose to award it to 10 of you. So here goes:

1. Suzanne over at Rose Cottage Studios gets the award because I love her, and she is my best friend and she always manages to make us all laugh and feel good about ourselves. Even if she thinks I'm a "trader". I think she meant traitor when she wrote that on Just Bob's comment page, but we won't hold that against her.

2. I have to nominate Just Bob just because he is stubborn and very set in his ways about not telling us his birth date. That's OK. I have to respect his wishes, even if it makes me want to just kick his ass. LOL (love you Bob!)

3. Next I suppose should be Leah. Yes, I'm trying to suck up to her in hopes of winning a pair of those socks. Leah, is it working? No, seriously, she is a phenomenal writer. A lady of many talents and she is very deserving of any award that is out there.

4. Now I will nominate, Joyful Jo because she is such a lovely lady. I'm not sure there is a nicer blogger on the planet. And it is an honor to me every time she graces my comment page.

5. Now Krazy Kylie is definitely deserving of this award. She is like an onion, she has layers. With each post that she publishes she shows us a new facet of her personality.

6. And we must not forget Gig and her Ramblings from Gigsville. She is going through so much right now and I just wanted her to know that she has our support. We are here for you Gig. Lean on us for support.

7. And who could forget MEGAN? Why does her name get to be in all CAPS when no one else is. Well, that is because it appears in my blog roll this way, and I'm cheating by cutting and pasting from there. Megan has a great blog that I enjoy very much and she recently made me cry. But in a good way.

8. Random Chick gets the next nomination simply because she has survived a visit from the dreaded Mother-In-Law-From-Hell. And because she is smart, funny, and a fantastic mother of two.

9. I also want to add my old friend Jeanetta to this list. She can be found over at Splendid Things. She has been my friend since high school, and even though I don't see her or talk to her much, I still care an awful lot about her.

10. And last, but certainly not least, is Robyn and her Happy House Of Haas. She has a lovely site that is chocked full of crafts and secret trips and fun. Not to mention she has kicked Cancer's ass not once, but twice.

Ok, I guess that's it for me.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

It's all about me

Suzanne over at Rose Cottage Studio has tagged me for a little meme. Unfortunately, she did not have the official rules on her site for this meme and made me go traipsing all over the Internet to find them. I finally tracked them down over on MEGAN's blog.

So here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Write the rules on your site.
3. Mention 6 things or habits of 'no' real importance about you.
4. Tag 6 persons.
5. Notify the person that you tagged them.

I'm not sure if you guys really want to know stuff about me, but too bad. I'm going to tell you anyway.

1. I usually brush my teeth while I wait for the water to get hot in my shower. I think it saves time, but the water is usually scalding by the time I am finished.
2. I'm allergic to disposable paper lab coats.
3. I drive at least 10 miles over the speed limit no matter where I am, and no matter how much time I have to get there. I cannot stand it when slow people get in front of me, and I cannot stand it when people tailgate me. I figure, I'm going at least 10 miles over the speed limit, so that son of a bitch that is tailgating me best just slow his ass down!
4. I cannot stand bananas. It isn't because they taste bad, it is because they are sort of slimy and mushy at the same time. I don't eat pears either because they are hairy and gritty. It's a texture thing.
5. I smell my food before I eat it. Most of the time, I do this without ever realizing it, but almost everyone else does. If it doesn't smell good, I don't eat it.
6. I can't stand to have dirty hands. Nor can I stand it if I touch something sticky. That is why I do not get close to kids with lollipops or runny noses.

So, that's it. Now all of you think I'm a speed crazed allergic germaphobe that hates small children, but that's ok.

Who should I tag? How 'bout:
Cinnamon , MJ, Inner Voices, and Queen Goob
I know that is only 4, but between Suzanne, Megan and Leah, everyone else on my blog roll has been tagged. Have fun Ya'll!

Thursday, March 5, 2009


As I'm sure most of you know by now, I am an author. Not a very well known author, actually, not known at all, but I do have a book published. That is why I have decided to take the time to do a little shameless self promotion. I know that many of you already own a copy of my book. Some have paid for theirs, and others have not. Even a couple of you were lucky enough to receive them as prizes, Sorry it took me 6-8 months to get it to you.
The book was inspired by my boys, and therefore, is dedicated to them. I am both the author and illustrator of the book, so I am the only one to blame for it's success or failure. Anyway, if you are interested, just click the title below the picture and link to a website to purchase the book. I thank you for your support.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Domestic Violence Sucks

Some one I know is dealing with this right now, and I hate it.

I just wanted to share the lyrics of a song I wrote about the subject.

Verse I

When I left your house this morning
I didn't know just what to say.
I didn't like the way I was feeling
I and I knew I couldn't stay.

I am feeling so confused about me and you
You left me feeling bruised and used,
so I'm leaving you
You took my heart it's torn in two,
what am I gonna do?
Cause I am feeling so confused about me and you.

Verse II
I didn't know just how to tell you
that I just had to get away.
It doesn't help that I'm afraid of you
of what you would to and say.

Repeat chorus

Verse III
The makeup that I'm using won't cover up my eyes
I can't continue living with this bad disguise.
So Babe I've packed my suitcase and I'm walking out your door.
Cause I don't want to live this anymore.


I just wish that women didn't feel that they had to live with this type of abuse.